James Hedgepeth

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 22, 2009

James Pollard Hedgepeth, 86, of US Hwy 13 South, died Sunday, September 20, 2009 in Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.
A native of Hertford County, he was retired from the Norfolk Assembly Plant of Ford Motor Co., he was a funeral assistant with the former Harrell Funeral Home in Gatesville. A member of Cool Spring Baptist Church, he had served as a deacon, treasurer and a member of the cemetery committee. A charter member of the Eure Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Hall Ruritan Club, he was an honorary member of the Gates County Hunt Club and a member of the Gates County Volunteer Rescue Squad,
Survivors include his wife, Sadie Whitley Hedgepeth; a daughter, Sandra H. Pope of Eure; a son, Ricky Hedgepeth of Eure; three sisters, Dorothy Evans of Chesapeake, VA, Margaret Johnson of Eure and Detra Rose of Goldsboro; a brother, Vernon Hedgepeth of Eure; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Cool Spring Baptist Church by the Rev. Roger Kiker and the Rev. Joe Wynns. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may join the family at the residence.
Memorial contributions may be made to the cemetery fund of Cool Spring Baptist Church, in care of Merwin Bauerle, 460 US Hwy. 13 South, Eure, NC 27935, or the Eure Volunteer Fire Dept., also in Eure, NC 27935.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.millerfhc.com.